For many years R.N. PILLAI was a lawyer and the Station Director for All India Radio. Since retiring he has been writing and lecturing on Buddhism. His publications include Tour and Pilgrimage in India, a five-volume set on Theravada Buddhism, and a book on Tibetan culture. A devout Buddhist and meditation teacher, he has travelled widely in Europe and Asia, including China and is active in establishing a Buddhist temple and meditation center in Kerala, India.